Steve Skillman

Born: Wed., Aug. 17, 1949
Died: Wed., May 1, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., May 07, 2019
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., May 07, 2019
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

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 Steve Skillman, 69, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his residence in Dawsonville, GA.

  He was born August 17, 1949, in Shelbyville, to John William Skillman and Lucille (Benefiel) Skillman.

  He married Vicki D. (Conover) Skillman April 1970 and she survives.  He is also survived by his son, Steve (Tiffanie) Skillman, Jr. of Trafalgar, IN; daughter Stacy Easley of Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Megan Hoffman of Indianapolis, IN; Andrew Lamar of Franklin, IN; Claire Skillman of Trafalgar, IN; Madison Easley of Cumming, GA; and Lexi Easley of Cumming, GA; great-grandchild, Jonas Lamar Hoffman of Indianapolis, IN; sisters Jo Ann Skillman of Jacksonville, FL; and Mary Roy of Greenfield, IN; and brother, Jim Skillman of Shelbyville, IN.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert William Skillman of Jacksonville, FL, and Thomas Dale Skillman of Shelbyville, IN; sisters, Patricia Ann Hutchinson and Marilyn Sue Imel, both of Shelbyville, IN.

   Steve attended Brown’s Bridge Church of Cumming, GA.  He was a manufacturing supervisor for over 20 years at Reliance Electric before retiring January 4, 2013.

   He served in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Steve enjoyed golfing, fishing, watching basketball, working in the yard.  His favorite times were spent playing with the grandkids and being with his family.

   Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

  Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Reverend Brian Clark officiating.

  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

  Memorial contribution may be made to the following; Browns Bridge Church at or Wounded Warrior Project (

  Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Skillman family.

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Dianne Tedder
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Vicki and family! Y’all are in my prayers and thoughts. I will always remember last December at our Christmas party. I so enjoyed being with the two of y’all. Forever in my heart.

Stacy Kale
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
Praying for the family. He will be missed.

Lisa Griffin
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019
Dearest Vicki,
You are in our hearts and prayers, and our most fervent prayers for you and your family will be that the many joy-filled times you spent together with Steve will in time help ease the terrible grief you are feeling now.
I also know that for you to feel his loss so deeply, he must have been loved even more greatly.
Today, and in the days ahead, I will remember seeing you together, happily planning your move to Georgia, and once you were settled hearing that happiness in your voices. I will also imagine Steve sitting on a spectacular lake in heaven awaiting an even more spectacular catch - - - though in this lifetime his "catch of the day" every day was you, Vicki.

Michelle Imhoff
   Posted Fri May 03, 2019

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Imhoff Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love The Imhoffs Sean, Michelle, Caroline and Annabell John 14:1-4 14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Bob and Janey Boyles
   Posted Sat May 04, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you and you family. God will grant you strength, peace and comfort. Prayers and much love!

Bruce & Sharon Barnes
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
Stacy and family: With deepest sympathy as you remember Steve. May your memories of him bring you comfort and peace.

Joan Miller
   Posted Sun May 05, 2019
Just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts an prayers. We aren’t there with you but sending you a huge hug from all of us.

JoAnn Houck
   Posted Mon May 06, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by JoAnn Houck.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." Stacy, Your Dad's Love and Legacy will be with you forever; may you find peace in knowing your Dad is in peace with Jesus today and forever. Most Sincere Sympathy

Patricia (Hamner) Stevenson
   Posted Mon May 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss to you and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know what it's like to lose a loved one, but just know memories will last forever!

Millie Baker Hamner
   Posted Mon May 06, 2019
Vicki: So sorry for your loss. Know that Gary and I are thinking of you.

Garel Curry
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019
Sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

sam stocklin
   Posted Fri May 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss,Steve was a great guy. Grew up in the same neighborhood,went to the same schools and later worked in the same place. I know he will be missed by family and friends. Thoughts and prayer to the family.

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